Wicken, Cambridgeshire, England. Geographical and Historical information from 1750.
WICKEN: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.
[Transcribed information from Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer of England - 1750]
(unless otherwise stated)
"WICKEN, (Cambridgeshire) near Burwell and Lanheath, was formerly the manor of the Peytons (by marriage of the heiress of the Gernons in the R. of Edw. III.) of whom was Sir Henry Peyton, Bt. custos rotulorum for the Co. in the R. of Cha. I. who being displaced by the D. of Bucks, proved afterwards a bitter enemy to that K. both by his pen and tongue. Henry, called Ld. Cromwell, and son of Oliver the protector lies buried here."